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Success! Kyaw from Burma raised $1,500 to fund an amputation.

Kyaw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kyaw's treatment was fully funded on July 14, 2019.

Photo of Kyaw post-operation

June 14, 2019

Kyaw underwent an amputation.

Kyaw had his right leg amputated below his knee, ensuring the gangrene will not spread further.

Kyaw had his right leg amputated below his knee, ensuring the gangrene will not spread further....

March 25, 2019

Kyaw is a man from Burma. He has gangrene in his right foot. Currently, the toes on Kyaw’s right foot are painful, especially early in the morning. When he is in pain, Kyaw is unable to sleep. He is only able to walk a little bit.

Kyaw is scheduled to undergo an amputation to treat the condition on March 26. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Kyaw said, “I will be happy if there is a donor to help me receive treatment.”

Kyaw is a man from Burma. He has gangrene in his right foot. Currently, the toes on Kyaw’s right foot are painful, especially early in the m...

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Kyaw's Timeline

  • March 25, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyaw was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 26, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw received treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • March 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyaw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 14, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $4,397 for Kyaw's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,897 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,558
Medical Staff
$108
Medication
$2
Supplies
$158
Travel
$16
Labs
$20
Radiology
$5
Other
$530
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Diagnosis involves broken bones, pain, and swelling.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Broken bones lead to decreased mobility. Patients are unable to do their normal daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Most people in remote areas try to fix the broken legs/arms by themselves. People go to spiritual healers or traditional massagers for healing. Sometimes the broken bone heals, but not in the correct position.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor then decides on surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Healing takes time, especially for bones. When the bones have completely healed, patients will be able to get back to their normal activities without pain and/or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks include allergic response, infection, malignancy (very rare), osteoporosis, and migration.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Since most of our medical partner's patients come from remote areas of Burma, the treatment is not easily accessible, as it is only available in big cities like Rangoon. Patients cannot afford the high cost of surgery.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

None. If the broken bones are not fixed, patients will have to spend their lives in pain. If the swelling turns out to be malignant then it will spread faster, costing the patient’s life.

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